Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) president and chief ministerial candidate of Opposition Alliance in Tamil Nadu, M K Stalin, Saturday, alleged that the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), after mortgaging the rights of Tamil Nadu, accepted anti-Tamil moves initiated by the “arm-twisting BJP” at the Centre and had ultimately become BJP’s branch.
While addressing an election campaign meeting held at Thuckalay, Stalin said that Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami, should explain to the people if his close relatives have been given contracts worth about ₹4,000 crore or not, in violation of the law.
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Stalin further said that the DMK, besides submitting a petition detailing the corruption of Palaniswami and his ministers to Governor Banwarilal Purohit, had approached the Madras High Court seeking a probe into the awarding of contracts to CM Palaniswami’s relatives.
Stalin claims: “A panicked Palaniswami, instead of bravely facing the CBI probe as ordered by the Madras High Court, obtained an interim stay for the probe. The reason was that Palaniswami, after comfortably tweaking the norms, had awarded contracts to the firms being run by his close relatives.”
Stalin also told the party workers that Palaniswami will be in jail after the DMK comes to power in May this year.
“We know very well that the Governor will never act on our petition. The spineless Palaniswami would have been behind bars if he had accepted the DMK’s challenge and faced the CBI probe,” says Stalin.
The DMK supremo also accused Palaniswami of being “the slave of the BJP-led Central Government.”
He also pointed out that late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa vehemently opposed GST, NEET, the UDAY scheme and Food Security Act.
Stalin also slammed the AIADMK for having backed the anti-Muslim policies of saffron party government at Centre including abrogation of Article 370, Triple Talak law and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the Parliament.
Stalin appealed to the voters: “Whipping up religious sentiments, PM Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah are working overtime to religiously divide the country. So, give the AIADMK – BJP combine a crushing defeat in the upcoming April 6 Assembly polls and also in the Kanniyakumari Lok Sabha by-poll.”
The sixteenth legislative assembly election of Tamil Nadu is scheduled to be held on 6 April, to elect Members of the Legislative Assembly from 234 constituencies in the state.